You (Your User Name in Menu)

Permission required: Global Roles->User Management->Modify own user settings

Customize your profile, change your password, and tune and communication settings using the Your Settings menu option. Note: this menu appears as your first name on the top right side of the screen.

The menu has the following submenu items:

Profile Settings

You can change your first and last name in the application here.


You can control when SD Elements emails you about tasks you have been assigned to. By default SD Elements will notify you when you are assigned to a task and when the following events happen on a task you are assigned to: the task's status changes; the people assigned to the task changes; a new note is added to the task.

Users with permission to create ALM Connections have an additional notification option: they can be notified by email when a sync job using one of their connections fails. This is also turned on by default.

New Task Creation Notification

Permission required: Global Roles->Administration->View All Projects

The Email me when any of the following tasks are added to a project option is for administrative users. By selecting this option and providing a list of tasks you will be notified whenever:

  • A project is created and it includes a task from this list, or
  • A project's settings are modified and a task from this list is added

In both circumstances a single email will be sent to your email address with a list of matching tasks.

Password Settings

You can change your password here by first entering your old password and then entering the new password twice. Keep in mind that your password must adhere to strength the requirements listed.

You also must define at least one Security Question. You will use these questions in case you forget your password and need to reset it.

NOTE: SAML users will not see this option as they do not use passwords.

API Settings

Your API Connection String is stored here. You can use this string in place of a username and password when connecting to the application through a plugin or third party tool that uses the Application Programming Interface (API) (for example: the Windows Integration Console). This is particularly important if you use SAML authentication and do not use a username / password to authentication to SD Elements. Because the connection string can be used in place of your credentials, you should keep them confidential. For example, do not email or print it out.


This logs you out of SD Elements and terminates your session. You will need to log in again to access the application.

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